[COP28 Side Event]Clean City Partnership Program (C2P2) Seminar: Urban Agenda on Climate Change, Pollution and Biodiversity Loss


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Person in charge

Noriko Yamada
Global Environmental Department Office for Climate Change
Technical Advisor


Date: 6/12/2023
Host: Ministry of Environment of Japan, Co-Host:JICA, IGES
Location(Pavilion Name):Japan

Moderators and panelists

*Mr. Yutaka Matsuzawa
Ministry of Environment of Japan, Global Environmental Affairs
Vice Minister

*Mr. Takahiro Morita
JICA, Global Environment Department
Director General

*Mr. Norio Saito
ADB, Water and Urban Development Sectors Group
Senior Director

*Tadaaki INOUE
Commerce and Industry Policies Division, Department of Commerce, Industry, Tourism and Labor, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Official Planning Chief

*Ms. Tran Thi Thanh Tam
Viet Nam, Quang Ninh Province,Department of Planning and Investment
Foreign Economic Relations Division Manager

*Mr. HiroyukiMotonaga
Okinawa Electric Power Company

*Xavier E. Matsutaro UNFCCC
Ministry of Finance, Climate Change Department
National Climate Change Coordinator and Focal Point to the UNFCCC

*Masahiko TSUJIO
Carbon Neutrality Promotion Department, Environment Bureau,Sakai City, Japan

Mr. Nguyen Cong Vinh
People's Committee of Ba Ria Vung Tau Province (BRVT PPC)
Vice Chairman

*Mr. Tran Thuong Tho
BRVT Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE)
Head of Environmental management Division

*Mr. Dang Son Hai
Deputy Director

*Mr. Hideki Nagafuji
Sakai City

Primary objectives and outcomes

In order to achieve the 1.5 degree target set in the Paris Agreement, it is essential for cities, which account for about 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, to make the transition to decarbonization.

International efforts to support urban initiatives are being strengthened.

In February 2023, MOEJ together with JICA, launched the Clean Cities Partnership Program (C2P2) to address today's challenges faced by cities around the world from multiple perspectives. With the participation of Japanese local governments, private companies, financial institutions, and others, and in collaboration with MDBs, this program will provide comprehensive and synergistic support for urban agenda including climate change, environmental pollution, circular economy, and nature positive in partner cities.

Content of the discussions

In this seminar, MOEJ presented Japan's initiative, JICA presented JICA's Clean City Initiative (JCCI) and ADB presented their initiatives as part of each organization's contributon to the C2P2. Following, presentations of three initiatives and good practices of C2P2 from Japanese local governments with their respective overseas local government in Vietnam and Palau as well as the private sector were intrduced as follows.

The session finished with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ba Ria Vung Tau Province in Viet Nam and Sakai City in Osaka, Japan.



Presentation on JICA's Clean City Initiative (JCCI) by Mr. Morita, JICA General Director, Global Environment Department


Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) between Ba Ria Vung Tau Province in Viet Nam and Sakai City in Osaka, Japan


Group Photo